Does My Budgie Need Grit?
I am confused as to whether my budgie need to be fed grit. I thought it was necessary but there is a distinct lack of grit products specifically for budgies.
No. In the wild, budgies need some kind of grit to help them digest all the foods they eat, but domestic budgies are generally fed foods that are easily digestible like seeds, pellets, fresh fruits and vegetables. This diet makes the need for grit obsolete. However, it usually isn’t harmful for a pet budgie to be offered grit every once in awhile, although be sure to not leave it in the cage. Budgies have been known on occasion to over-indulge in grit which can lead to fatal digestive problems in extreme cases.